The Sixties: Beginnings. The Avant-garde Speaks Out
: The Sixties: What it was and what it wasn'tDescription
: The artistic, cultural, and political moment of the Bay Area (and beyond) in the Sixties is discussed by key figures of the era, including R.G. Davis (founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe), filmmaker Bruce Conner, filmmaker/distributor Peter Gessner (founder of Newsreel), and curator Tom Luddy. Topics include the link between politics, activism, and filmmaking;, the role of the artist in tackling politics; the Bay Area film-going and filmmaking scenes, and the link between Bay Area and East Coast activist groups. Films screened include Bruce Conner's "A Movie," Bruce Baillie's "Mass for the Dakota Sioux," "Troublemakers," and more. See http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/film/FN4612
for full description of evening.Collection Guide
: Pacific Film Archive Audio Recordings CollectionCall Number
: 4000-01-695A; 4000-01-695B; 4000-01-696; 4000-01-698; 4000-01-700Rights
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